Only a stone’s throw away from Taipei, Beitou Hot Spring is an urban retreat for the locals and travelers looking to rejuvenate their tired body and soul. This guide covers the best hot springs in Beitou – both private and public options. Besides basking in thermal water, Taipei’s suburb on the foot of Yangmingshan also presents lush green hills, mountaintop teahouses, cultural heritage sites, and many other things to do.
Wulai (or Urai) is a small mountain village best known for its natural thermal water and rich aboriginal culture. But this quaint town offers more than Wulai Hot Spring. And its proximity to the capital city makes it one of the best day trips from Taipei.
If you are a foodie visiting Taiwan, you may have heard of Yong Kang Street in Taipei. This happening neighborhood is filled with the country’s best restaurants, cafes, teahouses, bars, and shops. This article includes many of my favorite Yongkang Street food, desserts, cafes, and teahouses, as well as bars. Also, add Yongkang Street shopping spots to your itinerary as you will need to digest everything you eat.
Do you love pottery? I do. I love and cherish gorgeous potteries. If you are like me or are in the hunt for high-quality tea (or plate) sets, head over to Yingge. The pottery capital of Taiwan is only a stone’s throw away from Taipei. You will learn about the history of pottery in Taiwan at the museum, make your own pottery in class, and, best of all, shop for unique and practical souvenirs to bring back home. See how my first-ever pottery throwing experience went.
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path in Taiwan? Kinmen Island is an unconventional destination with the ambiance utterly different from the rest of Taiwan. The previously war-ridden island will fascinate any military enthusiasts and history buffs. And well-preserved traditions, rich culture, and ancient architecture would make you feel like traveling back in time on this island. Intrigued? Read my detailed guide for your Kinmen travel with lots of exquisite photos.
Xiao Liuqiu (=Liuqiu, Lambai Island) is a perfect weekend getaway destination from Taipei or Kaohsiung. Taiwan’s only coral island is a hidden gem vacation spot to swim/snorkel with green turtles and other marine life.
Are you looking to venture out of Seoul on your next trip to Korea? Here is the list of 7 best day trips from Seoul. Click to read Seoul day trip ideas recommended by travel bloggers.
If you travel to Seoul for 4 days, what would you do? Seoul is the large capital city of Korea, with millions of things to do and places to visit. Don’t be overwhelmed. This 4-Day Seoul Itinerary is what you need to experience the highlight of the city most efficiently. This article also includes essential tips, including how to get to Seoul from Incheon Airport, useful apps, and services for your stay. Let the adventure begin!
Gyeongbokgung Palace is a tranquil ancient palace in the heart of Seoul. The main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty features a unique scenery day and night, surrounded by mountains and skyscrapers. Its historical and cultural significance, as well as gorgeous ancient architecture, makes it one of the main Seoul attractions. Plan your trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace with this guide that includes how to get there, hours & fees, free & group guided tours, hanbok rentals, etc. I also shared lots of insightful tips about time-sensitive programs, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace Changing of Guards, Palace at Night, and Gyeonghoeru Pavilion tour. Enjoy your time at Gyeongbokgung!
Myeongdong is the most vibrant shopping destination in Seoul. Fans of Korean fashion and K-beauty, get your strategies down with this detailed Myeongdong shopping guide before hitting shopper’s paradise. But the commercial district offers much more than just shopping as the political, financial, culinary, and cultural hub in the heart of Seoul. Read what else to do in Myeongdong once you get there.